By Monday morning the good news was the vast majority of Stonington CL&P customers had power, after nearly 70 percent of town was out power during the height of the February Blizzard that parlayed the state. Stonington Public School students had another school day on Monday as the town struggled to clear the roadways and sidewalks of snow and other debris from the storm. And those that did had to go out often ended up getting stuck.
Things were back to normal for Valentine’s Day on Thursday though. Did you celebrate the holiday? What’s the best gift (purchased from a local store) anyone has ever given you for Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day also meant the Mystic Seaport is open again. And all this week they the seaport is celebrating. Children 17 and under get in for free as long as they are accompanied by an .
Memorial Day Weekend 2013 is only a few short months away. The Misquamicut Beach community vows to be open well before Memorial Day but after last year’s hurricane they still need some help. Regional tourism officials and business leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon for an impromptu meeting convened by Olde Mistick Village owner Joyce Olson Resnikoff on Misquamicut Beach's recovery from Hurricane Sandy, and the result was a sizeable donation to the beach's comeback fund.
Catch up on some of the week’s blog posts: Happy Valentine's Day by Tom Santos, Pawcatuck's Real Estate History by Connor J. Beverly and Steps to Prevent Income Tax-Related Identity Theft by Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Plus many more under our Local Voices section.
Everyday in 2013 we will share at least one photograph of a tranquil moment in Stonington, Mystic and Patch. It’s our way of making sure we take at least a moment each day to stop, look and appreciate what we have around us. We encourage you to share your tranquility photos by tweeting them to @StoningtonPatch, tagging Stonington on Facebook, and adding them to this gallery.
Thanks to James Gibbs Aia Architect, Don's Dock and Mystic Auto Center for recently claiming their directory listings on Patch. If you have a business in Stonington, Mystic or Pawcatuck that you want listed on Patch for free or want to claim email Editor Bree Shirvell.
We covered lots more this week and throughout the weekend, so search the site for other stories, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and check out our calendar to see what's happening next week in town.